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Machiavellism

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Political cunning and overreaching by diplomacy, according to the pernicious political principles of Niccolo del Machiavelli, of Florence, set forth in his work called The Prince. The general scope of this book is to show that rulers may resort to any treachery and artifice to uphold their arbitrary power, and whatever dishonourable acts princes may indulge in are fully set off by the insubordination of their subjects. (1469–1527.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Macaroni
Macaronic Latin
Macaronic Verse
Macbeth (Shakespeare)
Macbriar (Ephraim)
Maccabæus
Macdonald
Macduff
Macheath (Captain)
Machiavelli
Machiavellism
Mackintosh or Macintosh
Macklin
Macmillanites
Macsycophant (Sir Pertinax)
Mace
Macedon is not Worthy of Thee
Macedonian (The)
Macedonian Madman (The)
Macedonians
Macedonicus

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